2020 Spring Meeting

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2020 Spring Meeting


April 5-7, 2020 
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Philadelphia

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Each year, the pharmaceutical and health technology field’s top information professionals come together at the Spring Meeting for a unique opportunity to network, learn, and spread our own ideas.  

Please join us in Philadelphia for great speakers, panelists, sessions, and networking

CE course 

Demystifying Systematic Literature Reviews: Identifying Opportunities for Information Teams and Librarians

Meaghan Muir – Information Manager, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc

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Summary

In today's Pharma/Biotech/Medical Device landscape, business functions such as Real World Evidence (RWE), Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), and Health Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) have assumed an increasingly critical role in organizational success. These evidence-based practices rely heavily on systematic literature reviews, which are complex, targeted surveys of large data sets - typically literature and study outcomes.

This workshop will introduce participants to the primary concepts, methodologies, and processes involved in systematic reviews and demonstrate the exciting cross-functional opportunities they represent to Information Teams and Librarians.

Instructor

Meaghan Muir joined the Library & Information Sciences team at Vertex Pharmaceuticals in November 2018 as Information Manager.  She is responsible for scientific intelligence searching, as well as supporting library outreach and marketing activities across Vertex. Prior to joining Vertex, Meaghan was the Manager of Library Services at Boston Children’s Hospital where she led a team of librarians and archivists and oversaw the medical library and archives program. Meaghan has also worked in medical libraries at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, both in Boston. Meaghan has extensive experience conducting, designing, and teaching systematic literature reviews; her work has earned her numerous co-authorships and dozens of published acknowledgements.

Objectives

This 4-hour course will cover the following:

What are systematic reviews and why should you know more?
      Types of systematic review 
     Critical appraisal of published systematic reviews
Systematic review methodology and process
     Essential steps, standards and guidelines to conduct a systematic review
     Search strategy best practices
     Overview of best-in-class databases
Collaborating on systematic reviews within your organization
     How are systematic reviews or other systematic searches used in organizations?
     Roles of Librarians/Information Teams
     How information professionals can leverage their existing skill sets to play a vital role in these reviews, regardless of where that function lies.

Prerequisites: Participants are required to bring a laptop to class for interactive exercises

Outcomes: Participants will obtain a foundational knowledge of:
     Systematic review standards and methodologies
     The increasingly vital role evidence-based reviews play in health care organizations
     Real-life examples of how Librarians and Information Teams can become involved in these projects
     How to learn more about this expertise

intended audience: All levels; no previous systematic literature searching experience required

KeyNote Speaker

Doug Long, Vice President, industry relations, iqvia

Title: The US Pharmaceutical Market: Trends, Issues and Outlook

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Doug Long is Vice President of Industry Relations at IQVIA (formerly Quintiles IMS) one the world’s largest pharmaceutical information company. IQVIA offers services to the pharmaceutical industry in over 101 countries around the globe.

Doug has been with IQVIA since 1989.  His fundamental task is to help secure data for all existing and new databases supported by IQVIA, manage supplier, manufacturer & association relationships, and develop information for data partners.  As direct consequence of his involvement in these areas, Doug has considerable experience with, and a unique perspective on, the changing U.S. and global healthcare marketplace and pharmaceutical distribution.

NACDS President and CEO Steven C. Anderson, IOM, CAE, stated, “Doug Long has earned a reputation as one of the foremost ‘go-to’ sources when it comes to the numbers and trends behind this industry.  He has built a reputation of synthesizing the latest industry information and forecasting ‘what’s next’ in ways that helps stakeholders to understand what it means for their day-to-day businesses.”

A native of Illinois, Doug received a BA from DePauw University and holds an MBA in Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

The Sessions for the 2020 Spring SLA PHT Meeting will include the following topics:

  • Preparing Competitor Information Pipelines, Timelines and Road Maps for Early Discovery Research and Late-Stage Clinical-Stage Compounds.

  • Comparing and Contrasting Clinical Trials Information Resources for Pharma -  Policies, Data Structures.

  • What’s New in Digital Authentication?

  • New Skills for Information Professionals  in the Age of AI.

  • How Info Pros can contribute to Data Science Projects.

  • Actions or Measures that Encourage an Increase in Information Center Staffing

  • Let’s Talk about PHT!

 


Sunday, April 5th

8:00 AM-9:00 AM

CE Course Breakfast

9:00 AM -1:00 PM

CE Course: 
Demystifying Systematic Literature Reviews: Identifying Opportunities for Information Teams and Librarians

                    11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Registration (Attendees and Exhibitors)

                    11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor Setup

2:00 PM-4:00 PM

Open Board Meeting: Caren Torrey, 2020 PHT Chair, Moderator

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Dinner and Exhibits Kick-off

Monday, April 6th



8:00 AM- 8:50 AM

Breakfast and Exhibits

8:50 AM- 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Keynote: Doug Long, Vice President, industry relations, iqvia
Title: US Pharmaceutical Market: Trends, Issues, and OUtlook

10:00 AM-10:30 AM

SNACKS and EXHIBITS

10:30 AM-12:00 PM

Sessions

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Sessions

2:00 PM-2:30 PM

SNACKS and EXHIBITS

2:30 PM-4:45 PM

Sessions

4:45 PM-5:00 PM

Closing notes-logistics for Evening Event

5:00 PM-6:30 PM

Free Time for Networking

6:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Social Event: Dinner Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia

Boarding Time:  6:30 p.m.

Cruising Time:    7:00 p.m.

tuesday, April 7th



8:00 AM-8:50 AM

Breakfast and Exhibits

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM-9:45 AM

Keynote #2

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Sessions

10:45- 11:15 AM

Snacks and ExHibits

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

sessions

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch and Exhibits

2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

sessions

5:00 PM

Closing notes- Meeting Concludes

registration rates 2020


MEMBER

NON-MEMBER

STUDENT / 
UNEMPLOYED

NON-EXHIBITING VENDOR

SUNDAY CE COURSE*

$150

$200

$125

$150

1 DAY: MONDAY  (MONDAY SOCIAL EVENT
NOT INCLUDED)

$225

$275

$100

$350

1 DAY: TUESDAY  (MONDAY SOCIAL EVENT
NOT INCLUDED)

$225

$275

$100

$350

FULL MEETING: SUNDAY - TUESDAY**

$400

$450

$200

$700

SUNDAY EVENING RECEPTION ONLY

$65

$65

$35

$65

MONDAY SOCIAL EVENT  (FOR GUESTS
AND 1 DAY ATTENDEES ONLY)

$65

$65

$50

$65

REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE FULL MEETING INCLUDE THE MONDAY SOCIAL EVENT
*SUNDAY CE COURSE IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE FULL MEETING PACKAGE
**iNCLUDES SUNDAY EVENING RECEPTION AND MONDAY SOCIAL EVENT


Hotel

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201 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106

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https://book.passkey.com/e/49998065 
Phone number 1.800.445.8667
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Room rate: $205/night
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Exhibitor registration 

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SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

Gold Level Conference Exhibitor - $2,500

Exhibitor name and company description in the DPHT Spring 2020 Meeting Program
Acknowledgement by listing Company Name on opening PowerPoint Presentation
One booth space (60" x 30" table with 2 chairs)
Wireless Internet for one (1) computer
Electricity at tabletop
One (1) attendee at conference INCLUDED
Includes meals (Breakfast & Lunch) on Monday and Tuesday for one attendee
Sponsor of the Sunday Evening Gala Reception and Exhibit Kick-off
Registration includes the offsite event on Monday night (1 attendee)

Platinum Level Conference Exhibitor - $3,500

Exhibitor name and company description in the DPHT Spring 2020 Meeting Program
Verbal acknowledgement during opening sessions on both Monday and Tuesday
One booth space (60" x 30" table with 2 chairs)
Wireless Internet for two (2) computers
Electricity at tabletop
Attendance for two (2) representatives at conference INCLUDED
Includes meals (Breakfast & Lunch) on Monday and Tuesday for two (2) attendees
Sponsor of the Sunday Evening Gala Reception and Exhibit Kick-off
One color full-page ad in the conference booklet INCLUDED
Registrations include the offsite event on Monday night (up to 2 attendees)

Diamond Level Conference Exhibitor - $5,000

Exhibitor name and company description in the DPHT Spring 2020 Meeting Program
Verbal acknowledgement during opening sessions on both Monday and Tuesday
One booth space (60" x 30" table with 2 chairs)
Wireless Internet for two (2) computers
Electricity at tabletop
Attendance for four (4) representatives at conference INCLUDED
Includes meals (Breakfast & Lunch) on Monday and Tuesday for four (4) attendees
Sponsor of the Sunday Evening Gala Reception and Exhibit Kick-off
One color full-page ad in the conference booklet INCLUDED
Preferred tabletop location
Registrations include the offsite event on Monday night (up to 4 attendees)

Emerald Level Conference Exhibitor – $7,000 and up  (Monday Night Sponsors, etc)

Exhibitor name and company description in the DPHT Spring 2020 Meeting Program
Verbal acknowledgement during opening sessions on both Monday and Tuesday
One booth space (60" x 30" table with 2 chairs)
Wireless Internet for two (2) computers
Electricity at tabletop
Attendance for six (6) representatives at conference INCLUDED
Includes meals (Breakfast & Lunch) on Monday and Tuesday for six (6) attendees
One color full-page ad in the conference booklet INCLUDED
Welcome intro speech at the Monday Night Event (from the 2 sponsors)
Preferred tabletop location
Registrations include the offsite event on Monday night (up to 6 attendees)

Registration is open on the DPHT website. A reminder email will be sent once the registration site is open.

Please note:
The registration fee for one person is included with Gold Level sponsorship; two people with Platinum Level sponsorship; up to four people with Diamond Level sponsorship and up to six people with Emerald Level sponsorship.

 For our planning purposes, please provide the names and email addresses of all attendees with your sponsorship.

 For ALL vendor attendee’s tickets to the Monday night event are included with your sponsorship for the amount of attendees you are entitled to - Example – if you are at the Diamond level you get 4 people included for the meeting and those 4 for the Monday night event. 

 If you send additional exhibitor attendees over your allotted count for your sponsorship, each additional exhibitor person should register at these special rates (and the cost will include a ticket to the Monday night event):

Extra Exhibitor Rates

Vendor Attendees

Sunday CE Course

$150.00

1-Day: Monday

$350.00

1-Day: Tuesday

$350.00

2-Day: Monday + Tuesday

$700.00

Sunday evening reception ONLY

$65.00

Guests for the Monday night Social Event

$65.00

 Commercial attendees without booth spaces must register for the meeting as Vendor attendees (see prices above).

Contact Janet Weiss at jcweiss@optonline.net for other sponsorship opportunities to further support the Division Spring meeting such as: Conference bags, lanyards, wireless internet in conference common areas, etc.